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A blog dedicated to the popular mobile game, The Simpsons™: Tapped Out

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How do I leave gift bags in my neighbor’s town?

It is better to give than to receive, so when you collect gift bags make sure to share them with your friends. If you’re unsure how to do that, this post should help ease your frustration.

All you need to do is click the icon in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen, which you will only see when visiting a neighbor’s town. You know the one that looks like a gift bag. There will also be a number affixed to it, usually a “5″, which is an indication of how many bags you can drop each day. Even if you’ve already collected your gift cards from that neighbor, you can still go back and drop gift bags at anytime.

Unfortunately gift bags are hard to come by. Hopefully this unbalance will be corrected, or gift bags will be easier to come across the further you get into the event. As you can see in the screen shot below, my gift card total is only representative of about 1% of my gift card total.

We need to drop gift bags in neighbor’s towns if we have any hope of unlocking the community prizes, but we can’t share gifts if the game doesn’t give us enough of them to share. At this rate it will be a long while until we even unlock the first community prize.

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Sharing is Caring, a.k.a. the Community Prizes

We’re going to have to work together to unlock the community prizes. The first thing you need to know is what you can do to help make the total grow. It all comes down to gift bags, which can only be placed in your neighbors towns, up to five per day in each town.

When you see a gift bag in your town, you can tap on it to receive more gift cards (and possibly some more gift bags), the same way you would with presents.

The catch with the community prizes this time is that it isn’t counting the total number of gift cards, it’s counting the total number of gift bags. This is the reason the required amount to unlock each prize is significantly lower than the number we were expected to achieve during Halloween.

Some have speculated that this counter isn’t actually representative of the current progress, and is more-or-less a glorified countdown clock guaranteeing us all five prizes before the event ends. Regardless, visiting your neighbors is an important aspect of the game and is just as beneficial to you as it is the community.

So what are the prizes, and what numbers do we need to achieve to unlock them? That information is posted after the break. If you don’t want to be spoiled, avoid reading this post any further.
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